The Life, Death, And Resurrection Of My Truck Driving Career

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Victor C. II's Comment
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I reread it again, God really blessed you with a new beginning and your family with having a Dad that still comes home. Im definitely resobered by this. Thank you for sharing this experience and I hope like you someone learns from your experience and does not have to go through the same terror.

Keep truckin and weigh in with your wisdom.

Anne A. (G13Momcat)'s Comment
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With all the 'newer' people in here; this sobering story always could use a ^^BUMP^^ ...

~ Anne ~

TwoSides11's Comment
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With all the 'newer' people in here; this sobering story always could use a ^^BUMP^^ ...

~ Anne ~

Thanks Anne for bumping this post! This was something I needed to read.

Kerry L.'s Comment
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With all the 'newer' people in here; this sobering story always could use a ^^BUMP^^ ...

~ Anne ~

Thank you for the bump.

To be honest, this type of scenario is something that has scared me regarding driver a tractor trailer. I do feel a bit of relief that as I read and the OP described the two routes, I thought, "take the easy route. No-brainer." Hold on. I am not saying that I shouldn't have a big dose of healthy respect for preparation, planning, and understanding what these huge trucks are capable of doing. I am referring to my own sense of being able to say this is the right thing to do at this point in time. I am basically thinking out loud (figuratively not literally). Anyway, humbling and sobering and yet at the same time providing me with confidence that I can do this.

Alright, thanks for reading my little pump-me-up moment.

Anne A. (G13Momcat)'s Comment
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With all the 'newer' people in here; this sobering story always could use a ^^BUMP^^ ...

~ Anne ~

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Thank you for the bump.

To be honest, this type of scenario is something that has scared me regarding driver a tractor trailer. I do feel a bit of relief that as I read and the OP described the two routes, I thought, "take the easy route. No-brainer." Hold on. I am not saying that I shouldn't have a big dose of healthy respect for preparation, planning, and understanding what these huge trucks are capable of doing. I am referring to my own sense of being able to say this is the right thing to do at this point in time. I am basically thinking out loud (figuratively not literally). Anyway, humbling and sobering and yet at the same time providing me with confidence that I can do this.

Alright, thanks for reading my little pump-me-up moment.

Guys y'all are welcome. Someday maybe Marc Lee will share, or allow ME to.

Someday, I may share OUR family conundrum.

Stay BLESSED TT world.

~Anne~

Sobering. Indeed.

Gnite, Tom's home..

Anne A. (G13Momcat)'s Comment
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With all the 'newer' people in here; this sobering story always could use a ^^BUMP^^ ...

~ Anne ~

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Thanks Anne for bumping this post! This was something I needed to read.

Most welcome.

This should be published.

This man bared his sheer soul, to post this. EPIC.

~Anne~

Ps:

Someday I'll share a 'close call' on my guy's behalf. Nothing close, but mind numbing, all the same. Be safe, y'all.

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